GE Over the Range Microwave, 1000-Watts

Last updated: October 13, 2023

Find all you need in the GE Over The Range Microwave 1000 Watts with easy-to-use settings and a sleek, modern appearance. The GE JVM3160RFSS offers a variety of colors to complement any kitchen décor and the cooking options include potatoes, popcorn, and beverages in addition to the amount of each item. You can’t go wrong with this user-friendly microwave.

We looked at the top Over The Range Microwave Ovens and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Over The Range Microwave Oven you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: No matter the style of your kitchen, this GE Over the Range Microwave, 1000-Watts comes in a color to complement it.

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the GE Over the Range Microwave, 1000-Watts placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

1.6 cu. ft. Capacity Over the Range Microwave Oven with 1000 Cooking Watts, Convertible Venting, 10 Power Levels, UL Listed, Two-speed, 300-CFM Venting System in Slate

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

We bought this to match other GE appliances in our newly purchased home. We were on a budget, but still needed something sizeable and functional for our large family (6 kids). This was just as described and pictured, shipping was on time, and the appliance was easy to install and was by far the BEST price we found out there! ABT will be on our list for future purchases, for sure!
Products from GE JVM3160RFSS has many color options compared to other models in the market. Typically, it matches your kitchen décor adding a sense of touch to it. It is suitable for various cooking options like potatoes, beverages, and popcorn. When you press the numbers between 1 to 6, it will automatically start and run depending on the number of times you press. The material used for general construction is durable and long lasting. You will not visit the shop any soon. Typically, it comes with touchpad for easy selection. You can monitor your food through the glass door without opening. It does not have a sensor that automatically, cooks your food with the heat inside the microwave. You can only find it on the more expensive ones. This item will save you time and energy.
GE adopted a minimalistic approach when manufacturing then GE JVM3160EFES. It has a clean dark grey exterior which is luxuriously finished along with a conveniently placed microwave door. Also to the design, the microwave has a smooth and very responsive keypad. It features a futuristic blue backlight which looks fantastic as part of your kitchen style. When it comes to cooking, the microwave feature award-winning one-touch cooking options that allows you to cook various dishes using the preset times. You will find selections like veggies, popcorn, Pizza among others. It has sensor cooking controls that sense the optimal cooking time depending on the weight, type and moisture content in the food.
The microwave has 2 fan speed which helps to maintain ventilation.

What reviewers didn't like

This was a replacement for the same brand and looked the same. But is much cheaper made. Came with a bad door. I will have to get it replaced under warrantee, but still what a hassle and its taking 3 or more weeks to get replaced and then installed again.. Get a better quality model.
On the downside, the door feels a little clumsy and makes some noise when it is closing. Moreover, the model has a small cooking space compared to models offering more or less the same features. Some people find the light on the LCD too weak to enable easy reading of the settings.
The durability of the product is not long lasting.
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